Review – Odd World

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Odd World is a new release from FoxMind, developed by Jack Degnan. It’s a small, inexpensive card game with easy-to-learn rules, but with a little bit more than you’d expect from a kids’ title like this. The goal of the game is simple: have the most points when the cards run out. Look a little deeper and you’ll see there’s …

Kickstarter – ABXY

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This month ABXY has caught my eye. It’s marketed as a simple, 2-player game of monster battles. The overall design of the game is what really drew my attention, but then watching the how to play video really gained my attention. ABXY is all about out maneuvering your opponent. You’ve got 4 actions available to you, 2 of which you’ll …

Unboxing Light of Dragons and Roots of Mali

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I just got a box from SunCoreGames containing their 2015 release, Light of Dragons, and their current prototype, Roots of Mali. Both look really top notch, and I should be playing them soon and posting my official review. Until then, here’s some pictures of what comes in each box. In all the following, Light of Dragons will be on the …

Dead Man’s Doubloons on Tabletop Simulator

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Tonight I had a chance to play Geek Fever Games’ upcoming game, Dead Man’s Doubloons. The cool part? I got to play over Tabletop Simulator and Skype with the game’s designer, Jason Miceli. For those who are unfamiliar, Tabletop Simulator lets you play tabletop games over the internet. It’s all manual, with very little bookkeeping built in. Jason spent a …

Pokemon GO Launched

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Last night Pokemon GO was released in the US for iOS and Android. The eagerly awaited game lets you explore the real world for Pokemon that you can use to battle at Gyms and try and win control of them for your faction. Various real-world landmarks will host Pokestops where you can replenish items for free, or as previously mentioned …

Discovering Tak – Part 3

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Continuing my earlier Tak posts, I figured I’d look into some Tak bots. Sometimes it’s nice to practice against an AI, and i’ve played with 3 pretty good ones. The first one I tried, and it’s actually a newer AI, is Takkerus by cdbfoster. It needs to be compiled in Rust of OSX and Linux, but there’s also Windows binary …

Unboxing Grimslingers

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Grimslingers just arrived in the mail yesterday, and I just had to crack it open. Everything from the box to the cards is beautiful, and I can’t wait to get this one to the table! I love the fact that it can be played quickly in versus mode, or can be played as a longer, 4 session co-op story mode. …

Unboxing Wrath of Dragons

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I first played Wrath of Dragons at PAX East this year. The giant fire-breathing dragon kind of caught my eye while at the Catalyst Game Labs booth, and I just had to request a demo. The game is a Resource Destruction game where you’re trying to destroy the most stuff by the end of 6 centuries. It’s a fairly standard …

Kickstarter – Gamer Deck 1

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Though not what I plan to normally do, I’ve made a 2nd Kickstarter pick this month. Gamer Deck 1: Mechanics is a card system/poker deck highlighting different game mechanics. It’s a standard card deck featuring game mechanics as a theme. The four suits are: Cards, Meeples, Hexes, and Pawns. Each card in a suits has a game mechanic that relates …

Unboxing Kodama

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Daniel Solis is an amazing game designer. I haven’t played a game of his that I didn’t like. A while ago Daniel had created a card game called Kigi, a beautiful game about painting the most lovely trees. It was self-published and sold through DriveThruCards. A while later Action Phase Games picked up the game, rethemed it, and had Daniel …